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Core Rights is building the future of music licensing. The company's new product, Music Licensing Exchange (MLX) is an integrated, direct licensing digital marketplace that serves business owners, rights holders, and music suppliers alike. MLX intelligence comes from emerging technologies and patent-pending solutions, offering a simple, easy to use general licensing platform for moving music rights management firmly into the digital age.

MLX Marketplace

Automated one stop general licensing platform and sales lead generation.

PDQ Leads

Predictive Discovery and Qualification of leads.

Core Platform

Integration for SalesForce and other client environments. Machine learning based data training for custom market and customer solutions.

Metadata Processing

Intelligent metadata management, cleansing, and linking tools.

GeoSpatial Reasoning

Highly complex and deep data processing across global music and IP marketplaces.

Design Driven

Solutions values powered through a mix of very deep industry knowledge and tremendous technology.

Global Music Records Processed

Social Media Records Processed


Qualified Sales Leads Processed

Music Track Records Managed


MLX Distributed Ledger Transactions

The Core Team

The Core Rights team is headquartered in Nashville, TN, with global resources in Chicago, New York, and Europe. This team has tremendous music, tech, media, and finance operations experience coupled with deep corporate and startup experiences. The Core Rights team delivers industry changing products and services.

Core Rights Team Member

Jim King

Founder & CEO, CTO
Core Rights Team Member

Ted Ferguson

Chief Product Officer
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Cort Bucher

VP Business Management
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Craig Reading

Core Rights Team Member

Christian Mairhofer

VP Projects, Europe
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Jordan King

Musicologist Lead
Core Rights Team Member

Johnson Loftis



Core Rights, launched in early 2016, is based in Nashville, Tennessee, and is supported by strategic investors and funding from its founder. Core Rights is the future of music licensing, large scale analytics, and metadata cleansing - delivered now. For multiple industry segments Core Rights creates greater efficiency and deeper market value for rights holders, creators, and licensees. Core Rights builds and delivers digital marketplaces powering entire country licensing needs, deploying advanced technology (e.g. blockchain and machine learning), as well as integrating new solutions into existing rights management systems. Primary products are MLX (a music licensing marketplace platform), PDQLeads (a predictive discovery and qualification service for licensing leads), and the upcoming Intelligent Metadata Services suite.
Core Right's offers a variety of products and services for the future of music licensing. These include the MLX Platform, PDQ Leads tools, and a host of new technology focused on metadata and general licensing.

Core Rights delivers MLX and PDQLeads based products for large scale rights administration companies in multiple countries in the global music marketplace.  Metadata cleansing services are provided for publishers, labels, and administration companies - managing and cleaning title and track data, participant, member data, licensee and licensing data, etc.

Primary corporate resources, musicologists, product development are based in Nashville, Tennessee and Chicago, Illinois in the US.  Core Rights works on a global scale with project management and execution resources in Europe, India, Canada, and the United States.

IP licensing solutions, leveraging blockchain and AI/ML are provided in broader IP markets, such as publishing services customers.

Core Rights is looking to add the following team members:
• TensorFlow Developer
• IBM Hyperledger Fabric Developers
• Senior Musicologists
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